For Immediate Release: Save Our Cemeteries To Clean-up Lafayette Cemetery #1

***Update: This event was cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding***



Cemetery Preservation Organization Teams With The Industrial Asset Management Council To Beautify Historic Uptown Cemetery

NEW ORLEANS, LA – March 9, 2016 – Save Our Cemeteries announced today that it will be partnering with the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) to perform a clean-up of New Orleans’ historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 1 pm. The IMAC will be providing 50 volunteers to help Save Our Cemeteries complete a general clean-up of the cemetery grounds, including the removal of vegetation from tombs, which SOC started last weekend. SOC started the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 clean-up project on March 5th, with help from Bayou Preservation LLC and students from the Tulane University TIDES Program.

“We looking forward to completing our clean-up of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 this weekend” states Amanda Walker, Executive Director at Save Our Cemeteries. Ms. Walker continues, “And we would like to thank the IAMC, Bayou Preservation LLC and the Tulane University TIDES Program for their help with our efforts to keep Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 beautiful.”

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is located at 1416-1498 Washington Ave in New Orleans, LA, in the heart of the Garden District, between Washington, Sixth, Prytania, and Coliseum streets. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest of the seven municipal, city-operated cemeteries in New Orleans.

About The IAMC
The Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) is a collegial member-focused organization devoted to world-class education, leadership development, and relationship building for industrial real estate professionals. The IAMC is the leading industrial real estate organization committed to implementing the best strategies for success in corporate operations through innovation and excellence. For more information on the IAMC, visit their website at

About Save Our Cemeteries
Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in New Orleans, LA. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.

Media Contact:
Amanda Walker, Executive Director
Save Our Cemeteries
1539 Jackson Avenue, Suite 415
New Orleans, LA 70130-5896
Phone: (504) 525-3377


Save Our Cemeteries To Clean-up Lafayette Cemetery #1 (March 9, 2016 – PDF)

Vote For SOC in Gulf Coast Bank’s Community Rewards!

Vote For Save Our Cemeteries in Gulf Coast Bank's Community Rewards

Please vote for Save Our Cemeteries in Gulf Coast Bank’s Community Rewards Program. Community Rewards voting will take place online from February 15, 2016 till March 15, 2016. Voting is limited to one vote per day per valid email address during the voting period. No purchase is necessary to vote or banking relationship required. Voting is open to all with a valid email address, except: employees of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. Please vote for Save Our Cemeteries once per day to help us make the top 10 local non-profits, and support our restoration efforts!

Gulf Coast Bank’s Community Rewards Program is an online contest that rewards a total of $50,000 to the top 10 non-profit organizations voted on by the community. The funds will be awarded in one $25,000 gift, one $10,000 gift, one $5,000 gift, three $2,000 gifts and four $1,000 gifts. The program is open to any 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations located in any one of the following parishes: E. Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa.

Vote for Save Our Cemeteries daily at until March 15th.

Thank You!

SOC’s Office Has Moved!

As of February 1st, 2016, Save Our Cemeteries have moved their office to a new uptown location in the Garden District. Our office is no longer located at Basin Street Station, 501 Basin Street, New Orleans. Please bear with us while we make this transition to the new location. We will try to return phone calls and emails on a timely basis.

Thanks Y’all! And we can’t wait to serve you from our new location!

The SOC Staff

Our new address is:
1539 Jackson Avenue
Suite 415
New Orleans, LA 70130-5896

Phone numbers will remain:
Phone: (504) 525-3377
Fax: (504) 525-6677

Email Inquiries:

Press Release:
For Immediate Release – Save Our Cemeteries Gets Reinterred Uptown (February 2, 2016 – PDF)

New Departure Location for St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Tours Starting February 1, 2016

Beginning February 1, 2016, all regular St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Tours will begin at the front entrance of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – International St. Jude Shrine, 411 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Note: “Tombs By Twilight” Tours of St. Louis Cemetery No.1 will continue to depart from (RF’s) Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar (located in the Chateau LeMoyne Hotel), 301 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church - International St. Jude Shrine

SOC Wishes Y’all A Very Happy New Year!

Photo credit: "New Orleans Fireworks", taken by Chuck Edge.
Photo credit: “New Orleans Fireworks”, taken by Chuck Edge.


Sending all our warmest wishes for a wonderful 2016!

Save Our Cemeteries offices will be closed December 31st through January 3, 2016 in observance of the New Years holiday.

No tours will be conducted on New Years Day, January 1, 2016.